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When dealing with multi-disk configurations and RAID, the ZFS file-system on Linux can begin to outperform EXT4 at least in some configurations.
25 April 2013 - RAID Benchmarks - 27 Comments
ModemManager, the component of NetworkManager for dealing with mobile broadband devices and other modem hardware, now has support for the new MBIM protocol.
17 April 2013 - ModemManager - 7 Comments
The gaming performance for Ouya, the successful Kickstarter project to develop a low-cost Android-powered open game console, is rather poor.
15 April 2013 - Ouya - 177 Comments
IBM is becoming increasingly interested in SystemZ for a variety of purposes, including the use of the Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver. As a result, IBM developers have created a new LLVM back-end for their mainframe computers.
14 April 2013 - SystemZ - 1 Comment
For the better part of two years now HP has been working on "Project Moonshot" as what the company hopes will be revolutionary as a new ultra energy-efficient server architecture. Moonshot began with Calxeda-based ARM SoCs, but in the end HP settled for Intel Atom processors. Released today were HP's Moonshot system based on the Intel Atom S1200.
8 April 2013 - Project Moonshot - 16 Comments
Alienware, the brand once very well known amongst gamers for their high-end gaming PCs and was since acquired by Dell, has introduced their first (Ubuntu) Linux gaming PC.
5 April 2013 - Alienware Gaming - 50 Comments
Our latest benchmarks from the ASUS S56CA-WH31 Intel Ultrabook is comparing the performance of this Ivy Bridge laptop between Fedora 18 and a recent Ubuntu 13.04 development snapshot under various workloads.
4 April 2013 - Ultrabook On Linux - 14 Comments
The Leap Motion device with its motion sensing technology is now supported by Linux.
28 March 2013 - Leap Motion - 13 Comments
After being nearly one year with no news from the project, the libam7xxx library that drives various USB pico projectors on Linux has been updated.
19 March 2013 - libam7xxx
Atheros has been more friendly towards Linux customers in recent years with open-source WiFi/network Linux drivers. Atheros has even been kind towards BSD users. The latest Atheros open-source contribution is the opening up of their firmware for two wireless chipsets.
12 March 2013 - Atheros - 30 Comments
Last year ARM Holdings published ARM KVM virtualization support. This support was for ARMv7 hardware using the ARM Cortex-A15 since it's the first 32-bit ARM processor to support hardware virtualization. Ahead of the debut of any 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware, KVM has now been ported to ARM64.
5 March 2013 - ARM64
At the beginning of last year I tested the CompuLab Trim-Slice, which was a great ARM-based Linux desktop for the time. While the hardware now shows its signs of aging in the fast-paced ARM world, modern Linux distributions can still be loaded up on the platform.
5 March 2013 - CompuLab Trin-Slice - 1 Comment
The ARM Linux benchmarks continue. This time around we're looking at how the GCC LTO (Link-Time Optimization) performance fairs when running from a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Cortex-A9 tablet.
2 March 2013 - Benchmarks - 1 Comment
Version 1.4 of the Linux efitools package is now available and it supports reading and manipulating the UEFI signatures database.
1 March 2013 - efitools
LG Electronics announced today that they are acquiring webOS from Hewlett-Packard. The game-plan for this mobile Linux operating system that originally came from Palm is to use it on LG Smart TVs.
25 February 2013 - WebOS - 8 Comments
The PowerPC architecture update for the Linux 3.9 kernel is made up mostly of bug-fixes and minor updates, but there are a few highlights. Most of the major work revolves around the yet-to-be-released POWER8 hardware.
24 February 2013 - PowerPC
The Linux 3.9 kernel will likely be introducing support for the line of Synopsys ARC700 processors. More than one billion ARC-based chips are shipped annually by Synopsys licensees and now the mainline Linux kernel can finally begin tapping this hardware.
22 February 2013 - Synopsys
The Linux 3.9 kernel will be another exciting update not only for common x86 users but the ARM hardware support continues to advance too.
22 February 2013 - Linux 3.9
Dell has released an updated XPS 13 laptop that now has an 1920 x 1080 FHD display while shipping Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
18 February 2013 - Updated Ubuntu - 51 Comments
Luc Verhaegen has warned ARM that his Lima graphics driver project will only "grow louder and louder" as its performance becomes more competitive with their closed-source Mali graphics driver and eventually may reach (or surpass) feature parity.
13 February 2013 - Luc Verhaegen - 14 Comments
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